UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1AlbanyMulti-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Management; Human Resource Management major sequences
  • Level 1 complementary unit in the Accounting; Economics; Marketing; Professional Economics; Finance; Business Law major sequences
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit provides an understanding of individual and group behaviour in organisations, with an emphasis on similarities and differences in different cultures. Topics that deal with individuals in organisations include personality, perception, motivation, ability, satisfaction, decision making and stress. Topics relevant to group behaviour include interpersonal relations, group dynamics, group decision making, leadership, conflict, power, ethics, social justice and social responsibility. The application of theory and research findings to management practice in organisations is addressed in the coverage of these topics.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) explain organisational behaviour theories and concepts across cultures and nations; (2) describe the importance of an evidence-based approach to management and organisational behaviour; (3) interpret organisational problems in terms of individual, interpersonal and group processes; (4) analyse organisational problems using a number of established theoretical frameworks; (5) create solutions to managerial problems through the application of well-researched organisational behaviour principles; and (6) develop oral and written communication skills.
Assessment Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Zhijun Chen and Dr Burak Oc
Unit rules
Incompatibility: MGMT2235 Organisational Behaviour
Contact hours lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/MGMT1135/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/MGMT1135/SEM-2/2017

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